I admire a poet. I stumble around and try my hand at a verse here and there, but I admire a God-gifted poet. I love to read poems and songs (which are just poems set to music) that are inspired by the glory and the nature of my God. I’ve never written a song, but I imagine that the Holy Spirit descends upon the poet and out come these words that may just change the life of someone when they’re read. And I’d love to bend the ear of the musician who sets the words to melody.
I have chosen two songs whose writers are doubly gifted. Twila Paris wrote the lyrics and music for “Lamb of God.” Rusty Goodman wrote the lyrics and music for “Who Am I?” I would like to think that such gifted Christian artists receive two jewels in their awaiting crowns when they perform such a feat. Both of these songs center around a common theme and I’ve found the perfect Scripture to sum this theme up:
When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God. Romans 5:6-11 (NLT)
Willing to die for me, as terrible as I am! That’s what Jesus did. He gave His life for me and made me a “Friend of God” (which is another wonderful song for another day). If you do not live with Jesus in your heart, be restored to Him today. He has saved us. Hallelujah, He has saved us.
“Lamb of God” (Twila Paris) http://youtu.be/RPClih1HLPg